I’ve been ordering some of my ammo (9mm, 10mm, and .45 ACP) lately from SGAmmo with primers still being so high, and contacted Kel-Tec to see if they thought the Sellier Bellot Ammo - SB9B - 124gr was ok being it’s running a bit hotter at 1,181 fps, and is approaching +P in my reloading experience, compared to something like Blazer 9mm 124gr FMJ #5201 with a muzzle velocity of 1090 FPS out of a 4” barrel, and then add another aprx 100 FPS being it’s an aprx 16” barrel. Kel-Tec’s only concern was that the Czech Republic is not bound by the SAAMI standards we follow in the US. To me, the Sellier Bellot has proven to be very consistent target ammo, as well as being a significant supplier of small caliber ammunition for military and law enforcement around the world, not to mention, at around $13.00 per box, it isn’t half bad in this day and age…Thoughts?
I’ve always been happy with S&B ammo. I’ve bought their 9mm, .45acp, and .357 mag many times in the past. Never had any issues with it. And it’s always lower priced than most, at any place online. I recently bought some of their .45 Long Colt hollow points and their .410 slugs for a new barrel on my Bond Arms Derringer. Not bulk on those, just a few boxes. I found that at Lucky Gunner, they are good for the less popular ammo like that, and have good prices on 9mm and 5.56mm bulk also.
I would think the Sub 2000 would handle most of the hotter 9mm and 9mm NATO ammo made for sub machine guns, since that’s basically what it is, only semi auto. Every time I chamber a round on mine it reminds me of some of the old Sten type sub guns with the tubular receiver and the notch to hold the bolt open. I got a feeling Kel Tec named it Sub 2000 because it’s very much like a submachine gun.
I’ll bet you’re right. I’ve been wondering why Kel-Tec does not indorse the use of +P ammo in their Subs, not that many say, sure, run all the +P and +P+ you want. I’m thinking it may have something to do with the folding hinge part (s) and crazy amount of plastic. I would think most manufacturers do +P testing, as they know people will inevitably run it.